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Gold Wing from Honda

The Gold Wing from Honda – what’s happened so far…

The Gold Wing was introduced in 1975by Honda as a 1000cc naked bike and has since evolved into the two-wheeled non plus ultra for the long haul. Generations of developers ensured that it has always remained true to itself. Over the decades, the Gold Wing always gained in size and displacement. In addition, the engineers continually raised the Gold Wing to the next level in terms of luxury, quality and comfort, setting it further and further apart from the competition.

Little side note: Our boss wasn’t even born in the year of publication….

What did the 2000s bring for the Gold Wing?

In 2018 the GL1800 and Gold Wing “Tour” were fundamentally evolved and redesigned to meet changing customer needs and the motorbike market. Thus, the models became leaner, lighter and more agile. Many new features strengthened their reputation as technology flagships. These also include the optionally available 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT).

The revised Gold Wing from Honda has since attracted the attention of a wider and younger target group. Motorcyclists who previously had nothing to do with the Gold Wing now realised what it was made of.

The years 2020 and 2021 brought changes

In 2020, Honda revised the chassis and improved handling at lower speeds. In addition, a powerful heart has been beating in the premium tourer ever since: an impressive six-cylinder boxer engine.

Since 2021, the technical forerunner has been bristling, for example, with:

  • 7-inch TFT display,
  • gyrocompass navigation,
  • Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™,
  • electric screen,
  • smart key operation,
  • 4 driving modes and Hill Start Assist.

Another highlight: it shines in a new livery.

Gold Wing from Honda means individuality

Honda’s press team has sent us some photos of the latest version of the Honda Gold Wing, so you can take a look at the bike


Few Gold Wings you see on the road shine in their standard equipment; rather, each owner rebuilds their machine to suit their individual needs.

If you want to customise your motorbike, we will be happy to assist you.

Technical data

Remember the car or motorbike maps. In the game, it always came down to using the best technical data of one’s own card to take one’s card from the other player. We have recorded the technical data of the Honda Gold Wing here.

Technical data
TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke 24-valve 6-cylinder boxer engine (SOHC)
Displacement1. 833 cc
Valves per cylinder4
Bore & stroke73 mm x 73 mm
Max. Power 126 hp (93 kW) at 5,500 rpm
Max. Torque 170 Nm at 4. 500 rpm
Engine oil quantity 4.4 l (manual gearbox) / 5, 6 l (DCT)
CO2 emissions 127 g/km
Mixture preparation Electronic fuel injection
50 mm
Air filter Paper viscose filter element
Tank capacity 21, 1 l
Consumption 5, 5 l / 100km
Starter Integrated Starter Generator Unit
Battery Capacity 12V/20AH
ACG / Alternator 12V/120A
Clutch Type
Shift Transmission
Hydraulically operated, wet-running, multi-plate clutch in oil bath, assist slipper cam
clutch type
automatic transmission
(DCT) hydraulic, wet-running, multi-disc in oil bath (double clutch)
Gearbox type 6 speed manual gearbox including overdrive and with electric reverse gear
7 speed DCT gearbox including reverse gear
Primary gear ratio 1. 795 (79/44)
Gear ratios
  • 1st: 2,167
  • 2nd: 1,696
  • 3rd: 1,304
  • 4th: 1,038
  • 5.: 0.821
  • 6.: 0.667
  • 7.: 0.522
  • Reverse gear: 1.190
Gear steps
Manual gearbox
  • 1st: 2.200
  • 2nd: 1.417
  • 3rd: 1. 036
  • 4.: 0.821
  • 5.: 0.667
  • 6.: 0.522
Final gear ratio at engine: 0.972
at rear wheel 2. 615
Power train Gear drive
Type Aluminium-. Bridge frame
(L x W x H)
L: 2. 475 mm
W: 925 mm (DCT) / 905mm (MT)
H: 1,340 mm
Wheelbase 1. 695 mm
Head angle 30.5°
Track 109 mm
Turning circle 3, 40 m
Seat height 745 mm
Ground clearance 130 mm
Weight (full tank) Gold Wing: Manual gearbox 366 kg
DCT 367 kg
Drive train
Front Double-. Wishbones
Rear Pro Link
Front 130/70R 18
Rear 200/55R 16
Rim size front 18 x MT3, 5
Rear rim size 16 x MT6, 0
ABS system type Electronically controlled combined ABS system
Front 320 mm x 4.5 mm hydraulic double disc with 6-piston caliper, floating brake discs and sintered metal pads
Rear ventilated disc with 3-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
All data according to. Manufacturer’s liability excluded

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